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. specifically michelle obama's new bangs. >> first of all, i love michelle obama and to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. she looks good. she always looks good. >> president obama just earlier tonight. some politics ahead looking to tomorrow and the next four years. republican consultants joining us. friend and advisor of president obama. paul, you wrote an article today. you said the president should say all the right things in his speech tomorrow about coming together and about unity and go out and be ruthless. >> yes. that is the lesson of lincoln. in the first inaugural he talked about appealing to the better angels of our nature and then we went to war. he tried. president obama has tried. i think presidents have to change, try to change the culture in which they are placed. in this case, this division that we have in the country isn't going to be healed. it wasn't healed by president clinton. it wasn't healed by president bush. it has not been healed by president obama be . >> you're saying it doesn't matter what he says tomorrow. he should just
, specifically michelle obama's new bangs. >> first of all, i love michelle obama. and to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. she looks good. she always looks good. >> president obama just earlier tonight. raw politics looking ahead to tomorrow and, of course, looking ahead at the next four years, we have a team of professionals here, who have seen a lot of presidential history being made. republican consultant margaret hoover joining us, ari fleischer, former president clinton adviser and mastermind, paul begala and president of rebuild the dream is here as well. paul, you wrote an article in "the daily beast" i think it was today, you basically said, the president should say all the right things in his speech tomorrow about coming together and unity, and then he should go out and be ruthless? >> yes, yes. he famously hosted steven spielberg and daniel day-lewis and the stars behind the movie "lincoln." that is the lesson of lincoln, in his first inaugural he talked about appealing to better angels of our nature, then we went to war. he tried. president o
dance partner, michelle obama. [ applause ] >> you can forget the pomp and circumstance. question on their mind, you were on the edge of your seat. what was michelle going to wear? >> abc's deborah roberts has more. ♪ >> reporter: there they were, dancing their first dance. her in a gown millions of women will soon have to have. michelle obama dazzled in a navy blue coat by little known american thom browne. who only learned his design was chosen when he saw it. >> i know she had a lot of other people that she could have chosen from, and to be the one that she chose is one of those amazingly humbling experiences. >> reporter: browne, best known for men's, not lady's wear, could benefit from the first lady's midas touch. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs, a fashion designer ascends. it's a phenomenal career maker. j. crew made that belt and purple gloves she wore with the coat. so rest assured that the phone will be ringing off the hook. style watchers say michelle obama seems so accessible, american women just want to look like her. deborah roberts, abc news, wash
on a hollywood feel. the anticipation is growing over what michelle obama will wear. up next we'll talk to an author who has written a book about mrs. obama's unique style. >>> the first lady, michelle obama is known for many, many things, very calm demeanor, her dedication to health and fitness, her fantastic and enviable arpgs and her style. >> and as she celebrated her 49th birthday this past week, she was shorting a new hair style. it is all about the bangs. the nation simply abuzz after this photo was posted on twitter. she also turned some heads in a stylish tracy reece dress. at the democratic national convention, i don't know what that means, but i can't wait to find out. what will she wear on inauguration day. >> and tracy reece is just a very, very fabulous designer. we want to talk a little bit more about michelle obama's book, with kate betts, she is in new york. we're sorry you're missing out on the festivities here. usually i know we get a minute about what the first lady is going to wear on inauguration day. but this time around, no one knows, right? >> she keeps us waiti
dance partner, michelle obama. >> reporter: at the commander in chief's ball, jennifer hudson sang "let's stay together" as the first couple danced their first dance of nut term. mrs. obama revealing she chose jason wu yet again to design her inaugural gown. next they appeared at the inaugural ball where 30,000 people were expected to attend. this inaugural ball falls on a tradition that started in 2009 to open the exclusive events to every day americans, a ticket cost as little as $60. and got people access to an amazing lineup of entertainer. ♪ obama's on fire >> alicia keys tweaked a rendition of her popular song. brad paisley brought the country. ♪ and stevie wonder brought down the house while jamie foxx serenaded the bidens. ♪ i can't stop loving you >> there was also a special performance by mexico's hottest rock band. i'm here with mana, winners of multiple grammys and latin grammys. so alex, let me ask you, you supported president obama in his re-election this year. so many hispanic americans came out for him. why do you that i happened? >> well, it's very easy. you know,
. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, mrs.ck obama and mission michelle obama, accompanied by senator schumer. [applause] >> please be seated. mr. president. ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats. ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats. mr. president, mr. vice president, honored guests, my colleagues on the joint congressional committee on the inaugural ceremonies and i are pleased to welcome you to today's inaugural luncheon. in this historic room we look around at the 35 statues representing men and women, well, one woman. thank you illinois and senator durbin for the statue of frances willard, though i feel obligated to say she was born in rochester, new york. thankfully, she will soon have a company when rosa parks completes her journey from the back of the bus to the front of statuary hall later this year. [applause] now we look around and remember the men and women who helped to define our nation. they like us worked hard to move this country forward. here in this hall, four presidents took the oath of office. here abraham lincoln serve
the challenges that joe and i and jill and michelle face, we know that we stand amongst friends and colleagues and fellow citizens. and that the work is not just ours that we are working together. so, i just want to say thank you. thank you very much. thank you. and i want all of you to know that even as we celebrate over the next couple of days, and feel free to stay up as late as you want, tomorrow's not a school night. make sure to bundle up although it won't be as cold as it was four years ago. make sure you know that what we're celebrating is not the election or swearing-in of a president. what we're doing is celebrating each other. and celebrating this incredible nation that we call home. and after we celebrate, let's make sure to work as hard as we can to pass on an america that is worthy not only of our past but also of our future. god bless you guys. i love you. we'll see you tomorrow. [ applause ] ♪ >> the president of the united states, with the first lady and the vice president and the second lady over at the national building museum here in washington. the festivities only just
and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner, michelle obama. >> reporter: at the commander in chief's ball, jennifer hudson sang "let's stay together" as the first couple danced the first dance of the new term. mrs. obama revealing she had chosen jason wu yet again to design the inaugural gown. next, the inaugural ball, where 30,000 people expected to attend. this inaugural ball follows on a tradition started in 2009 to open up these events to every-day americans. a ticket cost as little as $60 and got people an amazing lineup to entertainers ♪ obama on fire >> reporter: alisha keys tweaked a rendition of her famous song. brad paisley brought the country. ♪ >> reporter: and stevie wonder rocked down the house, while jamie fox serenaded the bidens. ♪ i can't stop loving you ♪ >> there was also a special performance by mexico's hottest rock band. >> i'm here with mena, whippers of multiple grammies and latin grammys, amlex, you have supported president obama. so many hispanic americans came out for him. why do you think that happened? >> it's very easy. obama and the democrats
better half, and my dance partner, michelle obama. >> the first lady stepping out in ravishing red, a dashing dress by designer jason wu. we'll talk to him live later this hour. >>> arctic blast, dangerously cold air plunging south, bringing with it heavy snow and bone-chilling winds. this deadly 86-car pile-up, a scene of absolute chaos. >>> combat ready, prince harry on the front lines in afghanistan. >> our job is make sure the guys are safe on the ground. if it means shooting someone who is shooting at them, that will do it. >> gunning down taliban insurgents, plus -- >>> remember this, asteroids on atari, a video game original and all of its low definition, muted audio splendor. this morning, word that it may be game over for the arcade pioneer. >>> and heads up, a high school wrestler pinned under a ceiling light. amazingly the kid is all right. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning, thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. depending on what side of the aisle you're on, you probably either loved the president's inaugural address or you absolutely hated it. for
. >> in the midst of all this spectacle, michelle obama says she's keeping her kids grounded. we're going to peel back the curtain on the kids' daily routine and see how their lives have changed in the white house. and an interview with former secretary of state colin powell, as he would like to see an african american president who's a republican in his lifetime. first an inaugural flashback. >>> we must be ready to dare all for our country. >> i think the reason so many inaugural speeches are not memorable is they're like graduation speeches. the president reaches for these large themes. we remember lincoln's. we remember fdr's. do we remember reagan's? >> let us begin an era of national renewal. >> we remember jfk's. >> ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. >> sometimes they fall flat. it does depend upon the circumstance -- if there's a war, if there's a depression, those are the moelts that create great speeches in a certain sense, but it also depends upon the person being able to inject himself into that moment. ♪ [ male announcer ] every car we b
to see the introduction of the first lady of the united states, michelle obama. as you watched her grow in this role the last four years, what do you think? >> well she has done -- she is a, the most popular person in america just about. she has firmed up the sense of this family as a very responsible family that people can relate to, which was not always going to be obvious. so i think she has had that important role. she has not had the role hillary clinton had of getting involved in public policy. and i wouldn't be surprised -- and this is something she is capable of doing so i wouldn't be surprised over the second term if she drifts more in into that role. more publicly, i think she has had a significant role behind the scenes. >> jill biden has just been introduced to the crowd and taken her place. mark? >> i think it's remarkable, when she started in the campaign in 2008, where the remark about, i've never been more proud of my country, she was attacked and became a political listening rod, and it's been a very conscious, concentrated and effective effort to bring her back to the
, yes, i'm very proud of him. these are about $22 each. >> michelle obama already outdated because now, of course, she has the bangs that everyone is talking about. >> you're right. look at her arms. they are looking good. >> they are. she is cut. >> even in the bobblehead, she's so cut. these are great to collect. good collector items. he's shaking his head, he agrees. we have a couple more. >> i want to hold on to this one. >> i think you will have to give that back to michael. we also have a presidential bear here. this is about $15. kind of cute, right? >> with the official inaugural seal on it. >> and a signature. >> look at the leg. >> right there. he's got a signature on his leg. >> it's a beanie baby, actually. he is very cute. >> very cute. an adorable presidential bear. >> signature on the leg. very cute. one more. this is big. this is definitely one you want to keep and collect. >> is this the trillion dollar coin? >> no, this is the big gold coin. this is going for how much about? i don't know. $20. all right. about 20 bucks. >> not a trillion dollars. it is 20. >> kind of
michelle flournoy that he could have chosen. i believe we got to keep pressure on him. because i think this is really important. >> anybody you know that's equally qualified. name some people you know who are equally qualified to the people he named to the top jobs who are women? >> susan rice was. >> equally qualified as john kerry? >> i think so. >> fair enough. >> she was just one. michelle flournoy would have been. >> i think they were just pushing against kerry. against hagel. >> against hagel and be a con train to the president. >> one of the most important people in the president's inner circle in the first term was nancy-ann deparle. had it not been for her they wouldn't have passed the health care bill. she was absolutely indispensable. she's leaving, however. >> the great irony is nobody's more powerful in the inner circle than a woman. valerie jarrett. he's known her a long time. she was an executive in chicago. he knows her well. this is an argument we'll have in america and we should always. >> and we'll judge him by the final results. i'll put that out there. >> thank you
the president get out of the limousine. that will be when the motorcade moves up -- >> jennifer: sorry, michelle obama arriving. you can hear the crowd. >> we'll talk about the motorcade in a second. they passed out american flags throughout the mall. it is quite a sight to see it literally all the way up to 10th and madison. just to see the sea of american flags. >> jennifer: as we are -- we head into break, we can watch the feed here of the supreme court justices arriving. of course, the two justices that president obama just appointed. elaina kagan, sonya sotomayor. ahead of them, the ones they have to wrestle with. we'll be right back. joe biden has entered the building. $25. if they are successful, they will pay you back. dear rixi, you're a honduran immagrant. you're coming to the us, you have an idea to start, you know, a women's cosmetics store or a clothing store. you're going to need a lot of things, ya know, to pay the rent, permits inventory, advertising, marketing so that adds up quite a bit. you're going to need tens of thousands of dollars to start a small busines. there is ten mi
. >> she needs no introduction. that, of course, the first lady of the united states, michelle obama. she has changed her hairstyle. there will be a twitter poll about this i'm sure if there isn't one already. she's obviously a style icon, and her haircut. >> thank you very much. her haircut is getting more attention in this town than just about anything else. >> if i could say something, i'm going to watch her more closely than anybody today, because i really believe that to the extent the obamas in some respects are mirroring the clintons, i think her next move may be to move for the senate in illinois in 2016. >> some people have said that -- >> i would bet a lot of money that that will never happen. >> you will? >> is that right? >> i was just in chicago. a lot of people are betting on it. mark kirk will be up, and he was a great senator, but he's had a stroke. >> he's had a stroke and was incapacitated and just returned as they swore in the new senate three weeks ago and walked up the steps in a show -- >> full disclosure, i didn't think hillary clinton was going to run for the senat
at the driveway of his mississippi home. michele obama and her daughters looking very happy. let's take a listen. [patriotic music playing] bret: it there we see vice president joe biden introduced. nancy pelosi is behind him and then you see president obama. it is still ain't getting ready for that speech. megyn: it will all be written out for him, there is nothing to worry about. [footsepts] [footsteps] [inaudible conversations] [patriotic music playing] megyn: that was the president walking through the credits. can anybody tell me what that is? bret: it is the part right under the middle of the statuary hall where the donors. megyn: do think that is an odd name for that part of our capital? speech you know, i don't. megyn: they have emerged through the crypt and now shall begin shell began the actual ceremony. we have been listening and will continue to listen to the united states marine band. they have been playing since 1801 for thomas jefferson. they are america's oldest professional musical organization. >> the president of the united states, barack obama. [applause] [cheers] [applause] [
behind me michelle obama getting out of the beast, as we know it, the presidential limousine, meeting president obama on the other side of it, as they await other members of the first family. i can see off to the right, the first lady's mother, marion robinson, and you see sasha, their youngest daughter, who is so years old, and malia, their 14-year-old daughter, both wearing shades of purple here as they go into st. john's episcopal church, the church known as the church of presidents. they will be going in. we're seeing them met right now by the pastor. they will be going in for what we are told is a normal church service. it is the first family. it's also the second family, and a number of dignitaries who are there. there are also some people who, i guess you could say, are rather lucky. they are ticket holders who will be inside for what we're expecting to be a rather short and sweet service here at st. john's episcopal church. look for them sitting in the middle of the congregation in pew number 54, soledad. >> brianna keilar for us. thank you, brianna. appreciate it. we have jul
about michelle obama and her fashion today. i have this written down because >> apparently it is a tom brown coat. she also wore a tall brown dress. hyerher belt is from j. crew. i'm sure it is already sold out. i know they put up extra cell towers, it seems like they did not have a problem. >> we were talking earlier about the crowds may be being smaller than last time. of course they probably wear. we never know because i saw last tweets coming from the inauguration. that could be because of coverage. maybe people are so wrapped up in a moment. you see if more pictures, hours later. >> of the things that happened four years ago was that the mall so crowded that one. they shut it down. >> those who wanted to go to watch the parade but at some point along the parade route everything was closed. you cannot get in or out. >> jimmy carter got out from the very beginning. the secret service for it out. there was a moment >> it was so cold for years ago that there was some question if you would get out of his car at all. they did it at some point. plenty of big interestdignitaries tha
the corridors of school. >> and their grandmother, michelle obama's mother is there, also. we don't really get to see enough of her. >> as is her wish. everyone around me just says what a terrific president is around the white house. it makes it feel like home, makes it feel normal. and, again, that veil of privacy as done its job. >> she makes this life possible for them. it's something that was obviously so important to mr. obama and mrs. obama, too, that these girls would not be victims of this public life that their parents are h chosen. mrs. obama has commented about how her children can do spvps they can under the watchful eye of secret service, of course. >> remember, the crowd is aware of what's next in many cases because of the big screen tv. >> you heard a giggle there as they heard their own names announced. they are still just kids. >> i was asking jenna bush what it was like to just stand there and look out. and she said it's just amazing, beyond the people who are invited, beyond the family, you have this realtime sense that you're living history and that you're part of it. it so
to and embrace. that's a wonderful quality. >> she has set the trend. before michelle obama arrived in washington, you did not see every anchor on television, especially local television, in sleeveless dresses. this is something that she did. we've seen that with past first ladies. we saw it with jackie kennedy and pill box hats. this is something that michelle obama will be remembered as someone who changed fashion in america. and i think a lot of people are lifting weights so they could wear the sleeveless dresses. >> getting up at 4:30 to 5:00 in the morning to workout. i want to turn to matt dowd because he can have an opinion on this because he has passion. you've been talking so much about the way family is now central to american politics in a way it never was. >> it's become much more of a choice about the couple than just the person. up until now, the man, running for office. it's now becoming -- american takes a prism of what they want to see and want in a president, not only from him, but also from the couple and from the family. and that's become very important. >> we saw president bi
is michelle obama's role going to be in this -- >> they have decisions to make with this. she's so popular. >> and she's a real asset and so likable. >> the fact that she announced ofa, the 501-c4 suggests he could be taking a more direct policy role. she's not doing policy in the way mrs. clinton did, but i suspect ofa could give her a way to think about how to connect the volunteerism traditional model of a first lady job with a more accurate policy role. >> she'll be a motivator in the base, no doubt. >> she's done so much with joining forces with the military families, and also with dr. jill biden, there's the vice president. >> senator lamar alexander from tennessee. >> on the inaugural committee. >> are we noticing the jfks a pekaspect to the joe biden atti today? he's not a subtle man. >> that's what we like best about joe, though. >> does joe biden have an enemy in washington? i mean, joe biden, talk about his popularity and him potentially running, but of all the years spent in washington, is there an anti-joe biden core in washington? i don't know anybody in politic who is is. >>
. that is where president obama and michelle obama will watch the parade. [laughter] [beeping] >> throughout inauguration day, our website will have special features, including video feeds from the crew. a visual blog page of behind the scenes photos. all at c-span.org now, president richard nixon's 1969 in nine to raise in. in the election, president lyndon johnson withdrew from the race, and hubert humphrey was nominated. on election night, george wallace one five states as an independent nominee. here is a resident nixon's swearing in and, about 20 minutes. -- and speech, about 20 minutes. >> do you richard milhouse nixon solemnly swear that you will faithfully exit queue the office -- >> that i will faithfully execute the office >> of president of the united states. >> of president of the united states. >> and will, to the best of my ability, observe protect and defend the constitution of the united states so that you got. >> and will, to the best of my ability, observe protect and defend the constitution of the united states, so help me god. [applause] ♪ >> senator dirksen, mr. chief
have started in washington, michelle obama is expected to attend a kid's concert. katy perry, and usher, members of the glee class are performing. the president will take the oath of office in front of hundreds of thousands. you if you attend, the temperatures will be in the mid 30s, bundle up. it's expected to be a little breezy as well. meanwhile the problem break through on the debt ceiling. the house gop said they are considering raising the debt limit for three months, a vote is scheduled next week, more details on that in a bit. >>> today, of course is the last full day of president obama's first term and it's the national day of service. day for giving back. earlier today the president and first lady volunteered at a school in the washington, d.c. area, nbc's ron is standing by the national day of service day tent at the mall and you have a special guest there with you as well, good day to you, sir? >> reporter: hey there, craig. my special guest is being mobbed by the crowd behind me. it's the senior adviser to president obama. she will make her way here in a second. as she come
you, in the hair care industry like you have -- michele obama, do you like her hair? do you like her bangs? >> i think she looks great with her hair straight back in a ponytail. neil: you don't like her bangs? >> i say lose the bangs. neil: it's an appropriate question for you as well grab. what do you say? >> no bangs. [laughter] we found common ground. gentlemen, thank you very much. most women were split half-and-half. most guys really don't care. but it was the topic of conversation. the most talked about fashion point. when we come back, someone who cares about some of the issues. michael dukakis, the former presidential candidate. he ruled out a temporary appointment to the vacated senate seat of john kerry's. we will have more when we come back. this happy couple used capital one venture miles for their "destination wedding." double miles you can "actually" use. but with those single mile travel cards... [ bridesmaid ] blacked out... but i'm a bridesmaid. oh! "x" marks the spot she'll never sit. but i bought a dress! a toast... ...to the capital one venture card. fly any airli
someone else who made their fortune, like you, in the hair care industry like you have -- michele obama, do you like her hair? do you like her bangs? >> i think she looks great with her hair straight back in a ponytail. neil: you don't like her bangs? >> i say lose the bangs. neil: it's an appropriate question for y as well grab. what do you say? >> no bangs. [laughter] we found common ground. gentlemen, thank you very much. most women were split half-and-half. most guys really don't care. but it was the topic of conversation. the most talked about fashion point. when we come back, someone who cares about some of the issues. michael dukakis, the former presidential candidate. he ruled out a temporary appointment to the vacated senate seat of john kerry's. [ indistinct conversations ] [ male announcer ] when you wear dentures you may not know it, but your mouth is under attack. food particles infiltrate and bacteria proliferate. ♪ protect your mouth, with fixodent. the adhesive helps create a food seal defense for a clean mouth and kills bacteria for fresh breath. ♪ fixodent, and for
, of course, it will just be president obama and first lady michelle obama as they head to the presidential limousine. bob schieffer, there have been a number of times in american history when the defeated president or the departing president and the president-elect have ridden together in a car or a carriage to the capitol. and sometimes that hasn't gone so well. >> one of the most awkward and worst moments. truman and eisenhower, they didn't like each other at all. they hardly spoke in the car. but you can just imagine having to get into the car with the guy who just beat you. and there's nobody that could find that very pleasant. it mean, it brings new meaning to the childhood phrase, are we there yet? here they come. >> and of course, mrs. obama stepping into the limousine. since we leave no stone unturned here at cbs she was wearing a thom browne coat and dress we are told. fabric was based on the style of a man's silk tie. we'll be seeing a lot more of that. i have people who hand me cards, bob. we have very, very smart people here at cbs news whose job is it to make me look smart. th
update. >>> good morning it's 7:28 i'm michelle griego. >> and i'm frank mallicoat with a check of your headlines from cbs 5. >>> the 49ers are going to the super bowl. >> y they are but it wasn't easy. tough start but a nice finish for the 9ers. they get their first super bowl berth in 18 years after a come from behind victory yesterday over the atlanta falcons. >>> caltrains annual freedom train honoring dr. martin luther king junior leaves san jose two hours from now. the trip commemorates the march from selma to montgomery in 1965. tickets are $10 per person. >>> and a local surfer is this year's winner at mavericks, peter mel beat out two dozen of the world's best. about 30,000 people on hand to watch. >> you completing yesterday. >> no, but i was watching. it's a lot safer from the shore. >>> great weather not only this weekend, but today it's looking good. you begin to see the clouds encroaching closer to the coastline and will push on shore in the middle of the week. clear over the bay. temperatures on the cold side, 20s and 30s inland. by the afternoon we'll be enjoying hazy su
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about the anti-obesity bush and michelle obama talked about her daughter's bmi being too high. the problem is, the president at the beginning had a goal of keeping kids out of politics, that's a laudable goal and worthy goal. i think he's right about that. the problem is the president when his back was up against the wall issue after issue used references to his other children and as so many other politicians did, use children period and he did that today. the n.r.a. point is about it's a double standard. the obama daughters get protection, of course they get protection, that's not revealing any substantive information, but why shouldn't other families get the same type of protection for their children, not secret service people, but gun protection or self-defense. i think that's the point they were trying to make. >> any objection for the presidents and republicans and democrats have been used for photo opes and the children, and i've seen the president stand up with soldiers, injured soldiers. >> the children of injured soldiers i know bush has probably done that as well, bu
would be natural. i try to make it me. i tried to bring a little michelle obama into this. at the same time every spec and value tradition that is america. >> the first ladies -- the private and public lives. c-span is teaming up with the white house association, an original series for television. "first ladies -- influence and image eric." on c-span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. >> the smithsonian institution national museum of american history has a vast collection of presidential inaugural artifacts, dating back to george washington. they spoke with the chairman of the politics division of the museum. >> here you are in the division of political history, and i have a number of object from our inaugural collection, which goes back to george washington, all the way to the present, and this weekend, we will be collecting additional material. inaugurations are these wonderful events. in many respects, they are like great, american holidays, like thanksgiving or the fourth of july, they are part of an american tradition -- an important one that celebrates american democracy, certainly
in the white house, but you also are friends with the family. how is michelle obama and the girls? how are they holding up given how tough it is to live in the bubble there? >> i think they are all thriving and i think the president is as energized as i have ever seen him. he learned a lot in the first term and his confidence has grown. how little you know until you are here. with the four-year track record he has the wind at his back. the first lady is in great spirits. i hope everyone has seen the snazzy bags she is wearing and feeling good. she feels good because her children are thriving. the family is doing well and everyone is humbled and honored to know the president will be here representing our country and leading our country for another four years. >> valerie, thank you so much for taking the time to be on the show this morning. enjoy the day. >> thank you, thank you. thanks for everything. it's been a good four years with you all as well. >> thank you. thank you for still talking to me four years later. >> come on. you know i love you, joe. >> you just made
around from position to position. michelle obama objected to that when she worked in the mayor's office, she thought it was too insular and part of the appeal of barack obama circa 2007/2008 is that he had this kind of expansive quality. he brought in people like austan gools by and samantha power who were not the usual politicos who looked at the world differently. we see that less with the administration now. there seems to be a narrowing. >> rose: it's said that journalists have the first draft of history and historians have third, fourth, fifth drafts. when we come back, further conversation of the next four years of the obama administration two. we continue this evening with a conversation about the presidency of barack obama on the occasion of his second inauguration this time four years ago the world watched as the first african american was sworn in. it was an historic day. mr. obama came to the president in the midst of a global financial crisis and two wars. he has had to reshape america's role in the world, the boldness of his accomplishments-- health care reform-- has been d
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